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Getting Started with Cubieboard by Olliver M. Schinagl

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Appendix B. Basic Linux Commands Cheatsheet

A Linux-based system contains many commands. Each installed application is, in fact, a command. This appendix will give an overview of the most basic commands that should, in theory, be available in every basic Linux installation. Most of these commands will be used throughout this book, some of which are considered as the bare basics. This appendix is by no means an authoritative reference, but it should get you well on your way.

Requesting the manual

Linux features an interesting command called man. It is special because, if installed, it opens a manual page about any command. Try it by requesting the manual page of man, as follows:

packt@PacktPublishing:~$ man man

Running man with the man parameter ...

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